Carn Eige

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Carn Eige is the highest of all the mountains north of the Great Glen, and forms the culminating point of the great range of peaks on the north side of beautiful Glen Affric. It is almost always climbed together with its twin and near neighbour, Mam Sodhail.

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Region: Loch Ness

Altitude: 1183 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail and Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen Affric

Other routes and challenges

The quickest approach to both Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail is by the path up the Allt Coire Leachavie, but it would be a shame to omit the fine east ridge traversed on the route given above.

For the truly superfit, the massive challenge hereabouts is the complete Mullardoch round, following ridges that can take in up to 12 Munros, usually accomplished as a lightweight backpacking route.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Glen Affric Hotels

Glen Affric B&B

Glen Affric Cottages

Loch Ness Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)


Carn Eige



Users' walk reports for Carn Eige

There are 2319 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Carn Eige. They have contributed 63 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Walk report AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  26/5/12  69 M12
  7/11/11  29 M5
  24/7/20  27 M12
  7/6/13  26 M12
  11/12/12  26 M3
  17/8/15  21 M9
  27/5/16  19 M12
  12/5/17  17 M12
  24/7/17  14 M12
  17/8/15  13 M12
  2/5/14  13 M12
  20/4/14  13 M3
  30/6/18  11 M8
  13/4/19  10 M2
  22/9/12  10 M12
  15/10/18  9 M5C1
  1/5/11  9 M12
  30/5/14  8 M3
  1/7/11  8 M5
  1/7/14  7 M12
  29/6/14  7 M3
  2/5/17  6 M3
  14/5/16  6 M5
  20/5/14  6 M5
  6/7/19  5 M12
  7/6/19  5 M3
  7/7/13  5 M3
  11/7/20  4 M12
  3/6/16  4 M6
  16/5/16  4 M3
  26/5/12  4 M7
  30/8/08  4 M2
  31/7/20  3 M3
  13/4/19  3 M12C1
  5/9/18  3 M2
  7/5/18  3 M10
  7/6/16  3 M9
  10/10/15  3 M5
  14/7/14  3 M3
  1/7/14  3 M12
  15/6/19  2 M8
  19/8/17  2 M5
  7/9/13  2 M10
  26/5/13  2 M3
  23/6/12  2 M3
  23/7/08  2 M3
  19/9/20  1 M3
  25/6/16  1 M3
  19/9/15  1 M5
  22/8/15  1 M3
  3/7/15  1 M6
  5/7/14  1 M5
  28/8/12  1 M3
  7/8/12  1 M12
  19/6/10  1 M5
  14/9/09  1 M8
  18/8/82  1 M4
  6/7/18  0 M3
  11/5/17  0 M13
  23/6/16  0 M9
  8/6/16  0 M3
  20/9/09  0 M3
  9/6/07  0 M2

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